Raymarine’s new E7 multifunction display uses built in Wi-Fi capabilities to expand charts, sonar, radar and thermal night vision beyond the helm — sending all of the information without wires. The new technology was such a big hit at the 2011 Newport International Boat Show that Raymarine walked off with the “Best New Boating Product” award.
Acting as a Wi-Fi server, the E7 allows boaters to stream live video from the e7 to their iPad or iPhone. This allows anyone on board to see whatever is on the E7’s display all on their mobile iOS device anywhere on the boat. That means you can watch the plotter, radar, thermal night imaging and fish finder all from your phone.
Bluetooth connectivity lets boaters control and reconfigure the E7 with the optional RCU-3 wheel-mounted or handheld remote control unit. The RCU-3 remote can also be used to control the audio playback from an iPad, iPhone or iPod remotely so these devices can used while they are stowed safely out of the elements.
The E7 is user-friendly and incorporates Raymarine’s HybridTouch technology, allowing boaters to choose touchscreen or keypad control. The new LightHouse user-interface makes customizing the MFD layout and display as easy as dragging and dropping on-screen elements where the user wants them.
“Raymarine is honored to win this prestigious award,” said Jim Hands, Director of Marketing for Raymarine. “The entire global Raymarine and FLIR development teams have worked tirelessly to deliver innovative technologies that make boating fun and safe, and the E7 is proof these efforts have paid off.”
The Newport International Boat Show marks the unofficial start of the fall boat show season and is a premier event for showcasing new products. In addition to the E7, Raymarine introduced the new i70 instrument, p70 autopilot, and the new TH Series handheld thermal cameras at the Newport show.
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